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Child Protection Specialist (Reintegration), P3, Temporary Appointment 364 days, #127785, Damascus – Syria, MENA – UNICEF jobs

Child Protection Specialist (Reintegration), P3, Temporary Appointment 364 days, #127785, Damascus – Syria, MENA is at the organization of UNICEF. Both males and females can apply for this job. The grade of this job is Mid level – P-3, International Professional – Internationally recruited position and its occupational group is Children’s rights (health and protection), Refugee rights and well-being, Protection Officer (Refugee), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R). Read the article for more information.

  • Location: Damascus, Syria
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNICEF
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: 2024-03-09

For every child, protection

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias, or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic, and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education, and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries.

Find out how UNICEF programmes drive change for children and young people every day, in Syria by visiting this: www.unicef.org/syria

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief Child Protection, you will facilitate the development and implementation of a programme to ensure that most vulnerable Syrian children in North-East Syria, currently held in camps, have increased access to child reintegration programming within broader formal and informal child protection interventions to be promoted with and adopted by local Authorities.

In the development of this programme, you will ensure a focus on two priority areas: the reintegration of Syrian population, supporting the reintegration of children and their caregivers currently in camps, and those conflict affected population including IDPs, returnees and host communities; and strengthening child protection systems to support reintegration approaches.

you will provide programme management, technical assistance, and coordination, in compliance with sector standards and the UNICEF core commitment for children in humanitarian action, and will co-design programme solutions informed by evidence, in collaboration with key stakeholders, and provide technical advice on the child rights-based and evidence-informed approach to care, protection, and reintegration of children.

You will support the development and preparation of the Child Protection programme on Reintegration, and is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of this programmes, within the country programme. You will provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes. You will facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable contributions to national and international efforts to create a protective environment for children against all harm, and to protect their rights to survival, development and wellbeing as established under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, international treaties/frameworks, and UN intergovernmental bodies.

You will contribute to the achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Support to programme/project development and planning.
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation.
  4. Networking and partnership building.
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

To view full job description & details please click on the following link: Download File TOR Child Protection P3 Reintegration #127785.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An Advanced University degree (master’s or higher) in international development, human rights, psychology, sociology, law, or other social science field is required.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of (5) five years of professional experience in child protection and/or social development programming, and/or other related areas at the international level, some of which preferably were served in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of reintegration programming.
  • Relevant programme/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Understanding of humanitarian planning and collaboration is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of reintegration programming is an asset.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. For this position, suitable women candidates from industrial countries will receive preferential consideration and selection, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated above.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

“The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)”

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Advertised: Syria Standard Time
Deadline: Syria Standard Time


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